Friday, July 23, 2010

Moonlight Over Puget Sound, Washington

POSTCARD: Puget Sound Moonlight

Postmarked 23 July 1917
Bellingham, Washington

I think this is a very beautiful postcard - I love night views on linen. Magnificent!

Most postcards don't really have much in the way of content in the message - George always writes on postcards, "It's beautiful. Wish you were here" because that is what his grandfather always wrote. What else is there to say? Not enough room for intimate confessions or intricate arguments. This postcard, though, shows a glimpse of life at the time, as the author asks the recipient if he were drafted [into service for WWII] and mentions that her brother is also in the draft.


Thanks to Beth at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday!

11 comments:

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Dorincard said...

Artful. Love it! :)

Snap said...

Beautiful card. The linens are special!!!! Happy PFF!

Christine H. said...

Puget Sound still looks just as nice today. This has a wonderful message. It also reminds me that you hardly ever encounter the name Chauncey anymore.

apostcardaday said...

You're right, it's a beautiful card. I love that type of message. I wonder if the brother did have to go to France.

viridian said...

Rather sad, hearing about the draft. I will be posting some linen postcards on my blog in the next few weeks.

Joy said...

Lovely still sunset. The upside down 'I love you' stamp makes the message complete. I wonder how things turned out.

LADYHIGHTOWER said...

I love Puget sound! I'm so lucky to live in Washington! Blessings! LADYHIGHTOWER (swap-bot)

Bob of Holland said...

The moonlight on the water combined with the text make it a romantic and a bit melancholy card. Thanks for sharing.

MrCachet said...

I have a moonlight linen from the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone. My favorite!

Carole said...

A postcard from our own beautiful NW. Very nice. Love the colors in it. :-)

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